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July 4, 2017

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About Us


At the Red Basket Project, we work to ensure that every person in our community has access to period products when they lack the funds necessary to purchase. Having your period can be a harrowing experience, but if you are homeless or one with insufficient financial resources to purchase what you need, it can be horrific. What does one do when they don’t have tampons or pads? They improvise, or worse, go without. Middle and high schoolers are forced to stay home from school and women stay home from work.


According to the 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 39.7 % of the homeless population in America is women. Of those 39.7%, 28.9% were not housed in shelters and were living in the streets. Dubuque is not immune to these statistics and our local shelters and agencies are struggling to get the supplies needed for the services they already provide and are rarely able to offer period products to those in need.  The Red Basket Project was founded in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2016, by Ann McDonough and Beth Gilbreath to bridge this gap.


Through our Facebook Page, we continue to receive support from the community. Donations of products are dropped off at each of our drop off sites. The support has been amazing, but the need continues, so we humbly ask for your assistance. Monetary donations as well as donations of products are gratefully accepted. Please see our list of current needs. Thank you for visiting our web page! 




Officers

Beth Gilbreath

President/Co-Founder


Amanda Munger

Vice President


Gabriel Less

Treasurer


Lynne Hemmer

Secretary


Board of Directors

Lidia Bertolini

Kelley Donovan

Marie Panozzo

Proud Recipient of a 

Dubuque 365ink Impact Award

for Non-Profit Innovation in 2016

Founded in 2016 

Ann McDonough

&

Beth Gilbreath

Dubuque, IA